THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (PennDOT), ENGINEERING DISTRICT 12-0, WELCOMES YOU TO THE I-70 PROJECTS WEBSITE.
PennDOT District 12 is responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of I-70 from the West Virginia state line east to New Stanton, PA (Exit 57). Much of the corridor was originally designed and built more than 55 years ago; therefore, many improvements are underway and/or planned to meet modern traffic needs. To date, 7 improvement projects have been completed, 7 are being constructed, 4 are in the design phase, and 2 are planned for the future. PennDOT District 12 will invest nearly $500 million to deliver the improvement projects which will include interchange improvements, bridge replacements or reconstructions, and miles of improved roadway and upgrades to the interstates intelligent transportation systems. More details are provided below. The goal of this website is to provide users with a single resource to gauge the status of all of these improvement projects.
Public Plans Display for Interstate
70 / Route 136 to I-79 South
Junction and I-70 / I-79 South
Junction to Route 519 ...
Nighttime Single-lane Closure...
PennDOT District 12 Construction Updates...
Bentleyville Interchange Work Begins...
Several I-70 Projects are considering including roundabouts rather than traditional intersection design at some interchange locations.
Like most of our National Interstate System, parts of I-70 are reaching their life expectancy and are not adequate for today's transportation needs. PennDOT plans to reconstruct, rehabilitate, and perform pavement preservation on large sections of I-70.
Over 50 million dollars will be spent to reconstruct or rehabilitate I-70 bridges. Improvements will include:
• Addressing all bridges with less than a 16.6 feet under clearance
ITS improvements to I-70 include:
to motorists about traffic accidents, adverse weather
conditions, construction, detours, and lane closures
(in addition to other safety messages).
• Highway Advisory Radio to provide timely traffic and
safety related information via dedicated radio frequency.
• Closed circuit camera and monitoring to provide
real-time information to motorists.
250 million dollars will be invested to improve I-70 interchanges, including:
• Safety improvements to other interchanges will be made
along the corridor.